Omar Akil is on a roll. Check out his re-ordering of The Roots How I Got Over in his latest installment of New World (AU)DER.


The way you sequence an album can make or break its success, and affect its acclaim. For thier 11th studio album, The Roots got it right the first time around, but see if it doesn’t feel any better playing it in this order. Can this master peace get any better? *Kanye shrug*

THE DAY feat. Blu, Phonte & Patty Crash – With the words in the hook invoking feelings of a clean start, and Patty Crash’s raspy vocal sounding like she just woke up, this track is the perfect start to this remixed listening session.
RADIO DAZE feat. Blu, P.O.R.N, & Dice Raw – This might be the most rewarding track on the album for me. Super complete. Good groove, head-bopping beat, cool hook, and dope verses. I believe you always should start big….
HUSTLA feat. STS – This track is the epitome of why the New World (Au)der exists. Pulling those, quote/unqote, bonus tracks up out the solitary confinement of album arrangement, into the proverbial “gen pop”. Plus, I’m a sucka for hard tracks! I call em *mean face* tracks. A beat thats so stanky, dirty, funky, muddy, that it literally has you smellin ish.
A PEACE OF LIGHT feat. Amber Coffman, Angel Deradoorian, Haley Dekle – This joint serves as the appropriate interlude to bring you down off that *mean face* high.

RIGHT ON feat. Joanna Newsome & STS
– No need to talk your head off, just keep listening….


TUNNEL VISION – This interlude is reminiscent of that infamous Earth, Wind & Fire interlude Brazilian Rhyme.
WALK ALONE feat. Truck North, P.O.R.N. & Dice Raw – carry on
HOW I GOT OVER feat. Dice Raw
WEB 20-20 feat. Peedi Peedi & Truck North – No movement here. I completely agree with them on the placement of this track

DILLATUDE – The Flight OF Titus – There’s something slightly spiritual about this placement. I didn’t realize that I placed this Dilla track right before Dear God 2.0 (not really going to explain the correlation here).
DEAR GOD 2.0 feat. Monsters Of Folk – Listen to Thought’s lyrics on this one. Introspection is always an appropriate close to a solid rap album.

Omar Akil (@omarakil3)

pre-meditated shuffle

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